Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Passover Paschal lamb ceremony in Jerusalem draws hundreds, but not without controversy Hundreds gathered on Monday to reenact the ancient Passover ritual, including the eating of the Paschal lamb, which in the days of the Jewish Temple was brought to Jerusalem as a sacrifice on the eve of the Jewish holiday.

PA FM: 'Abbas Ready to Meet Netanyahu With No Preconditions' The invitation to meet would have to come from Putin, "the one who will create the best conditions for a meeting to take place and for a meeting to be successful," according to Al-Malki.

Bombshell Report: Deal of the Century Won't Include Palestinian State The long-anticipated details of the Trump Administration's "Deal of the Century" is likely to stop short of giving the Palestinians a state, according to sources close to the White House cited by The Washington Post.

Abbas Spokesman: If Jerusalem is off the table, Trump is off the table Abu Rudeineh added, "the Americans are not working in an honest way. They are biased and this situation is not going to lead anywhere."

Nine US Jewish Groups Call on Netanyahu to Not Annex Judea and Samaria Nine Jewish groups have called on U.S. President Donald Trump to stop Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, newly re-elected to a record fifth term, from carrying out his campaign promise to annex parts of the West Bank.

Syrian military officials' first criticism of Russia, alleging Moscow's collusion with Israel Russia comes under fire from Damascus for the first time, since its 2015 intervention on behalf of the Assad regime, on the charge of collaborating with Israel.

Belarus Could Be Russia's Next Big Geopolitical Target Russia's geopolitical projection has shifted over the past two decades.

Iran Says World Must Respect Syria's Sovereignty Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the world must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.

Libyan PM: Siege of Tripoli Could Drive 800,000 More Migrants into Europe Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), warned on Tuesday that 800,000 more migrants could be driven into Europe unless the assault on Tripoli by warlord Khalifa Haftar ends soon.

Turkey's ruling party wants Istanbul election voided, redone Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday asked that a recent municipal election it lost in Istanbul be invalidated, as partial vote recounts in the city and the fight for the country's commercial hub continued.

Former European leaders urge EU to reject Trump plan if no Palestinian state Letter signed by 37 high-ranking ex-officials comes after election promise by Netanyahu to extend Israeli law over West Bank settlements.